BMW ORACLE Team Wins 33rd America’s Cup
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The event, which took place in Valencia, was won by BMW ORACLE’s trimaran “USA 17”, with its 68-meter wing sail. They defeated the title holder, Swiss team Alinghi, in a best-of-three match.
“Congratulations to Larry Ellison and his whole crew!” said Ian Robertson, BMW AG Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “The goal we have all been working towards for over two and a half years has now been achieved. This has been a fantastic performance by the whole team. As Technology Partner, we have also made a successful contribution to winning the world’s most prestigious sporting trophy.”
The future involvement of BMW in the America’s Cup will depend on the development and organization of the competition going forward. As Robertson explains: “We will make a decision on our further involvement in the America’s Cup over the coming weeks. What is already certain is that BMW will continue to be represented actively in yacht racing. We will go on playing an active role in raising global interest in sailing in the future and continue to use projects such as the BMW Sailing Cup and regional events in the various markets as a platform for customer relations and to further strengthen the BMW brand values.”
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